Music

In addition to an academic interest in language, Rudolph Willard appears to have had a personal passion for music. Some of the musical recordings in this collection were obviously acquired because of linguistic interest. However, some pieces are purely instrumental, and a handful of the Willard family's commercially purchased discs are mixed in with the collection as well. The array of music presented here showcases the diversity of tastes of concertgoers and home listeners in the 1930s-1940s and gives us a further glimpse into the personal side of the professor, as well as offering insight into the folk and religious uses of music at that time.

Leopold Stokowski

Available Files

Performers:

Attendees at Big Six Council on the Hill [Vocal - African-American religious music]

Helena S. Boatwright, Putnam Aldrich, Howard Boatwright, and Kathryn Jackson [Classical - "Orphée" by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault]

Hulbert Carpenter [Vocal - "Waiting for the Crown"]

Hulbert and Eliza Carpenter [Vocal - "A Beautiful Life" by William M. Golden]

Hulbert Carpenter, Naomi Fay English, and LaVerne English [Vocal - "God Holds the Future in His Hands" by James Rowe]

Mischa Elman and Raymond Bauman [Classical - "Air for G String" by Johann Sebastian Bach]

Mischa Elman and Josef Bonime [Classical - "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert]

Andrew English and James Paul Singleton [Vocal - "Farther Along" by W. B. Stevens]

Andrew English, James Paul Singleton, and Bessie English [Vocal - "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be" by Mrs. A. S. Bridgewater]

Naomi Fay English and LaVerne English [Vocal - "I Hold to the Hand of My Lord"]

John Henry Faulk [Vocal - "Going to Shout All Over God's Heaven," Spiritual]

Maurice Friedman and Susie Michael [Vocal with Piano - Jewish traditional music]

Attendees at Friendly Will Baptist Church [Vocal - African-American religious music]

Ms. Halley [Classical/Vocal]

Melnina Johnson [Vocal - African-American religious music]

Linda Jean and Tish [Vocal - African-American folk music, Lullaby]

John McCormack, Fritz Kreisler, and Vincent O'Brien [Classical - "Ave Maria" by Johann Sebastian Bach, "Jocelyn" by Benjamin Godard]

Norman "Brownie" McNeil [Vocal with Guitar - Texas folk ballads]

Mr. Moss [Vocal with Piano - Jazz standards]

The Paramount Singers [Vocal - African-American religious music, R&B]

The Philadelphia Orchestra (conducted by Leopold Stokowski) [Classical - "Capriccio Italian, Parts 3&4" by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky]

Gregor Piatigorski and Valentin Pavlovsky [Classical - "Sonata No. 2 in C Major for 'Cello and Piano" by Luigi Boccherini]

Lita Raigorodsky [Classical - Original piano compositions]

Rev. R. R. Reese and Attendees at Lockhart Brush Arbor [Vocal - African-American religious music]

The San Francisco Symphony (conducted by Alfred Hertz) [Classical - "Tristan and Isolde - Prelude" by Richard Wagner]

Sister Cambric [Vocal - African-American religious music]

Sister Franklin and Church Choir [Vocal - African-American religious music]

Mary Willard [Classical - Solo piano]

Unknown [Listed in order by TELL ID number]

Big Band - Swing music

Vocal with Banjo or Guitar - "Everybody's Got to Walk His Lonesome Valley," "Let the Circle Be Unbroken" (Folk music)

Vocal (Child) - "The Alphabet Song," "The Eyes of Texas"

Opera - "The Barber of Seville" by Gioachino Rossini

Vocal - Religious music

Vocal with Guitar - "Fare Thee Well" (Traditional music)

Vocal - "David & Golisha" (African-American religious music)

Classical - Piano solo

Vocal - Impromptu vocalizations

Vocal with Piano - Religious music

Violin - Asian traditional music

Opera - Unknown Italian opera

Classical - "Wiegenlied" by Johannes Brahms, unknown piano solo

Opera - "Climbing Over Rocky Mountain" from "The Pirates of Penzance" by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Vocal with Drum - Traditional music

Vocal - Religious music

Classical - Violin with Piano

Vocal - "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (Religious music)

Music

Performers: Attendees at Big Six Council on the Hill

TELL ID: 0293, 0294, 0295

Creator: John Henry Faulk

Description: [0293, 0294] Attendees at the Big Six Council on the Hill, a brush arbor meeting held in Lockhart, Texas, sing and pray. [0295] Attendees sing "Lifting Up," and a male speaker preaches on Mark 9.

Date: 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas

Sex: Mixed Group, Unknown Size

Age: Unknown

Race: Black

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 7, Disc 2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Helena S. Boatwright (Soprano), Putnam Aldrich (Harpsichord), Howard Boatwright (Violin), and Kathryn Jackson (2nd Violin)

TELL ID: 0144, 0145, 0146, 0147, 0148, 0149

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: [0144] Helena S. Boatwright (soprano), Putnam Aldrich (harpsichord), Howard Boatwright (violin), and Kathryn Jackson (2nd violin) perform Part I of the cantata "Orphée" by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.

[0145] Helena S. Boatwright (soprano), Putnam Aldrich (harpsichord), Howard Boatwright (violin), and Kathryn Jackson (2nd violin) perform Part II of the cantata "Orphée" by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault. This disc was too severely damaged to digitize and no file has been recorded.

[0146] Helena S. Boatwright (soprano), Putnam Aldrich (harpsichord), Howard Boatwright (violin), and Kathryn Jackson (2nd violin) perform Part III of the cantata "Orphée" by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault. This disc was too severely damaged to digitize and no file has been recorded.

[0147] Helena S. Boatwright (soprano), Putnam Aldrich (harpsichord), Howard Boatwright (violin), and Kathryn Jackson (2nd violin) perform Part IV of the cantata "Orphée" by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault. This disc was too severely damaged to digitize and no file has been recorded.

[0148] Helena S. Boatwright (soprano), Putnam Aldrich (harpsichord), Howard Boatwright (violin), and Kathryn Jackson (2nd violin) perform Part V ("Vous avez") of the cantata "Orphée" by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.

[0149] Helena S. Boatwright (soprano), Putnam Aldrich (harpsichord), Howard Boatwright (violin), and Kathryn Jackson (2nd violin) perform Part VI ("Chantes la victoire") of the cantata "Orphée" by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.

Date: Unknown

Language: French

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: [Helena S. Boatwright] Female

[Putnam Aldrich] Male

[Howard Boatwright] Male

[Kathryn Jackson] Female

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0144, 0145] Box 4, Disc 2

[0146, 0147] Box 4, Disc 3

[0148, 0149] Box 4, Disc 4

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None.

Performer: Hulbert Carpenter

TELL ID: 0455

Creator: Carmelita Klipple

Description: Hulbert Carpenter sings "Waiting for the Crown."

Date: 1940

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

Sex: Male

Age: 54-55

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 15, Side 1, Track 5

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Hulbert and Eliza Carpenter

TELL ID: 0453

Creator: Carmelita Klipple

Description: Hulbert and Eliza Carpenter sing William M. Golden's "A Beautiful Life."

Date: 1940

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

Sex: [Hulbert Carpenter] Male

[Eliza Carpenter] Female

Age: [Hulbert Carpenter] 54-55

[Eliza Carpenter] 50-51

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 15, Side 1, Track 3

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: 0462 (partial), 0463. To hear these files, please contact TELL.

Performers: Hulbert Carpenter, Naomi Fay English, and LaVerne English

TELL ID: 0454 [Song begins at 2:37]

Creator: Carmelita Klipple

Description: Hulbert Carpenter, Naomi Fay English, and LaVerne English sing James Rowe's "God Holds the Future in His Hands."

Date: 1940

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

Sex: [Hulbert Carpenter] Male

[Fay English] Female

[LaVerne English] Female

Age: [Hulbert Carpenter] 54-55

[Fay English] 13-14

[LaVerne English] 17-18

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 15, Side 1, Track 4

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Mischa Elman (Violin) and Raymond Bauman (Piano)

TELL ID: 0368

Creator: Victor Talking Machine Company

Description: Mischa Elman (violin) and Raymond Bauman (piano) perform Johann Sebastian Bach's "Air for G String." This is side B of Victor 7103 (Matrix No. CVE-9871).

Date: 1928

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: Male (both performers)

Age: [Mischa Elman] 36-37

[Raymond Bauman] Unknown

Race: [Mischa Elman] White

[Raymond Bauman] Unknown

Education: [Mischa Elman] Music conservatory

[Raymond Bauman] Unknown

Occupations: [Mischa Elman] Violinist

[Raymond Bauman] Pianist

Original Recording Location: Box 8, Disc 3, Side 2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None. This is a commercial recording restricted due to copyright. To hear this file, please contact TELL.

Performers: Mischa Elman (Violin) and Josef Bonime (Piano)

TELL ID: 0367

Creator: Victor Talking Machine Company

Description: Mischa Elman (violin) and Josef Bonime (piano) perform Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria." This is side A of Victor 7103 (Matrix No. CVE-13184).

Date: 1929

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: Male (both performers)

Age: 36-37 (both performers)

Race: White (both performers)

Education: [Mischa Elman] Music conservatory

[Josef Bonime] College, Music conservatory

Occupations: [Mischa Elman] Violinist

[Josef Bonime] Composer; Pianist

Original Recording Location: Box 8, Disc 3, Side 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None. This is a commercial recording restricted due to copyright. To hear this file, please contact TELL.

Performers: Andrew English and James Paul Singleton

TELL ID: 0468

Creator: Carmelita Klipple

Description: Andrew English and James Paul Singleton sing W. B. Stevens' "Farther Along."

Date: 1940

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: [Andrew English] Alabama

Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

[James Paul Singleton] Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

Sex: Male (both performers)

Age: [Andrew English] 59-60

[James Paul Singleton] 42-43

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 16, Side 2, Track 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Andrew English, James Paul Singleton, and Bessie English

TELL ID: 0471

Creator: Carmelita Klipple

Description: Andrew English, James Paul Singleton, and Bessie English sing Mrs. A. S. Bridgewater's "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be." Carmelita Klipple can be heard speaking at the end of the recording.

Date: 1940

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: [Andrew English] Alabama

Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

[James Paul Singleton] Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

[Bessie English] Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

[Carmelita Klipple] Yoakum, Lavaca County, Texas

Austin, Travis County, Texas

Sex: [Andrew English] Male

[James Paul Singleton] Male

[Bessie English] Female

[Carmelita Klipple] Female

Age: [Andrew English] 59-60

[James Paul Singleton] 42-43

[Bessie English] 45-46

[Carmelita Klipple] 27-28

Race: [Andrew English] Unknown

[James Paul Singleton] Unknown

[Bessie English] Unknown

[Carmelita Klipple] White

Education: [Andrew English] Unknown

[James Paul Singleton] Unknown

[Bessie English] Unknown

[Carmelita Klipple] College

Occupations: [Andrew English] Unknown

[James Paul Singleton] Unknown

[Bessie English] Unknown

[Carmelita Klipple] Linguist

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 16, Side 2, Track 4

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Naomi Fay English and LaVerne English

TELL ID: 0451, 0452

Creator: Carmelita Klipple

Description: [0451] Naomi Fay English and LaVerne English sing a song. A male speaker can be heard at the beginning and end of the recording.

[0452] Naomi Fay English and LaVerne English sing "I Hold to the Hand of My Lord." A male and female speaker can be heard in the background.

Date: 1940

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: [Naomi Fay English] Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

[LaVerne English] Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

[Male speaker] Spicewood, Burnet County, Texas

[Female speaker] Unknown

Sex: [Naomi Fay English] Female

[LaVerne English] Female

[Male speaker] Male

[Female speaker] Female

Age: [Naomi Fay English] 13-14

[LaVerne English] 17-18

[Male speaker] Unknown

[Female speaker] Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 15, Side 1, Tracks 1-2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: John Henry Faulk

TELL ID: 0307 [Song begins at 0:42], 0308, 0396, 0397, 0398

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: [0307] John Henry Faulk reads an excerpt from William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and sings "Going to Shout All Over God's Heaven."

[0308] John Henry Faulk sings a hymn of praise to the Lord in a spiritual style.

[0396] John Henry Faulk sings and talks about his motto.

[0397] John Henry Faulk sings a song.

[0398] John Henry Faulk sings a song and does an imitation of a woman's voice.

Date: 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Austin, Travis County, Texas

Sex: Male

Age: 26-29

Race: White

Education: College, Graduate school

Occupations: Folklorist; Storyteller; Teacher

Original Recording Location: [0307-0308] Box 7, Disc 8, Side 1, Tracks 3-4

[0396-0397] Box 8, Disc 13, Side 2, Tracks 3-4

[0398] Box 8, Disc 13, Side 2, Track 6

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Maurice Friedman (Baritone) and Susie Michael (Piano)

TELL ID: 0173, 0174, 0387, 0389, 0390, 0391, 0393, 0394, 0405, 0407, 0410, 0412

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: [0173] Maurice Friedman sings a solo song with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0174] Maurice Friedman sings a solo song with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael. This disc was too severely damaged to digitize and no file has been recorded.

[0387] Maurice Friedman sings a solo song with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0389] Maurice Friedman sings "Y'Aleh" with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0390] Maurice Friedman sings "Oy, der Rebbenu" with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0391] Maurice Friedman sings "Meirke, Mein Suhn" with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0393] Maurice Friedman sings "Guten Morgen" with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0394] Maurice Friedman sings "Hayom Harat Olam" with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0405] Maurice Friedman sings "Lied von Schadchen" with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0407] Maurice Friedman sings a song with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0410] Maurice Friedman sings "Oy, der Rebbenu" with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

[0412] Maurice Friedman sings a song with piano accompaniment by Susie Michael.

Date: 1941 or later

Language: [0173, 0389, 0390, 0394, 0410] Hebrew

[0174, 0387, 0391, 0393, 0405, 0407, 0412] Yiddish

Dialectal Influences: Lithuania

Seattle, King County, Washington

Manhattan, New York County, New York

Sex: [Maurice Friedman] Male

[Susie Michael] Female

Age: [Maurice Friedman] 47 or older

[Susie Michael] 42 or older

Race: White (both performers)

Education: [Maurice Friedman] Music conservatory

[Susie Michael] Unknown

Occupations: [Maurice Friedman] Singer

[Susie Michael] Music teacher; Pianist

Original Recording Location: [0173-0174] Box 5, Disc 2

[0387] Box 8, Disc 11, Side 1, Track 2

[0389-0391] Box 8, Disc 12, Side 1, Tracks 1-3

[0393-0394] Box 8, Disc 12, Side 2, Tracks 1-2

[0405] Box 8, Disc 14, Side 2, Track 1

[0407] Box 8, Disc 14, Side 2, Track 3

[0410] Box 8, Disc 15, Side 1, Track 2

[0412] Box 8, Disc 15, Side 2, Track 4

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: 0388 and 0395 (partial duplicates of 0387), 0411 (duplicate of 0407). To hear these files, please contact TELL.

Performers: Attendees at Friendly Will Baptist Church

TELL ID: 0192, 0288, 0289, 0290, 0291, 0292, 0296, 0298, 0299, 0518

Creator: John Henry Faulk

Description: [0192] Attendees at Friendly Will Baptist Church in Austin, Texas sing "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say."

[0288, 0289, 0290, 0291, 0298] Attendees sing and pray.

[0292] Attendees sing "Amen" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer."

[0296] Attendees sing "I'm Goin' On My Knees and Pray." A male speaker introduces Brother Freeman, who prays and speaks.

[0299] A male speaks and sings in a call and response style.

[0518] A male speaker leads the church service, and the Spiritual Harmonizers Quartet sings.

Date: 1940-1941

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Austin, Travis County, Texas

Sex: Mixed Group, Unknown Size

Age: Unknown

Race: Black

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0192] Box 5, Disc 11, Side 2

[0288, 0289, 0290, 0291, 0292] Box 7, Disc 1

[0296] Box 7, Disc 3, Side 1

[0298, 0299] Box 7, Disc 4

[0518] Box 9, Disc 30, Side 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Ms. Halley

TELL ID: 0334, 0335

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: Ms. Halley sings vocal solos.

Date: 1940-1942

Language: [0334] Latin

[0335] English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Female

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 7, Disc 15, Side 1, Tracks 1-2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Melnina Johnson

TELL ID: 0171, 0172

Creator: John Henry Faulk

Description: [0171] Melnina Johnson sings "Loan Me, Loan Me a Helping Hand."

[0172] Melnina Johnson sings "Ol' Man Zion."

Date: July 29, 1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Bastrop County, Texas

Sex: Female

Age: Unknown

Race: Black

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 5, Disc 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Linda Jean and Tish

TELL ID: 0489 [Song begins at 3:37], 0492

Creator: John Henry Faulk

Description: [0489] Linda Jean talks and sings to her baby.

[0492] Linda Jean and Tish sing and talk to a baby and a cat.

Date: November 30, 1941

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Female (both performers)

Age: Unknown

Race: Black

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0489] Box 9, Disc 22, Side 2

[0492] Box 9, Disc 23, Side 2, Track 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: 0490 is a related file that contains noises only. To hear this file, please contact TELL.

Performers: John McCormack (Tenor), Fritz Kreisler (Violin), and Vincent O'Brien (Piano)

TELL ID: 0373, 0374

Creator: Victor Talking Machine Company

Description: [0373] John McCormack (tenor), Fritz Kreisler (violin), and Vincent O'Brien (piano) perform Johann Sebastian Bach's "Ave Maria." This is side A of Victor 8032 (Matrix No. C-14624).

[0374] John McCormack (tenor), Fritz Kreisler (violin), and Vincent O'Brien (piano) perform the Lullaby ("Angels Guard Thee") from Benjamin Godard's "Jocelyn" in English. This is side B of Victor 8032 (Matrix No. C-14626).

Date: 1914

Language: [0373] Latin

[0374] English

Dialectal Influences: Athlone, County Westmeath, Leinster, Ireland

Sligo, County Sligo, Connacht, Ireland

Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Milan, Lombardia, Italy

United States

Australia

Sex: Male (All performers)

Age: [John McCormack] 29

[Fritz Kreisler] 39

[Vincent O'Brien] 42

Race: White (All performers)

Education: [John McCormack] Secondary school

[Fritz Kreisler] Music conservatory

[Vincent O'Brien] Music conservatory

Occupations: [John McCormack] Singer

[Fritz Kreisler] Violinist; Composer

[Vincent O'Brien] Pianist; Organist; Choir director; Singer; Conductor; Teacher

Original Recording Location: Box 8, Disc 6

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None. This is a commercial recording restricted due to copyright. To hear this file, please contact TELL.

Performer: Norman "Brownie" McNeil

TELL ID: 0193, 0194, 0195

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: [0193] Norman "Brownie" McNeil sings "Now Great Grandad" with guitar accompaniment.

[0194] Norman "Brownie" McNeil sings "My Love is a Rider" with guitar accompaniment.

[0195] Norman "Brownie" McNeil sings "Sam Bass" with guitar accompaniment.

Date: Unknown

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Austin, Travis County, Texas

Sex: Male

Age: Unknown

Race: White

Education: College, Graduate school

Occupations: Graduate student; Folklorist

Original Recording Location: Box 5, Disc 12

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Mr. Moss

TELL ID: 0529, 0530, 0531, 0532, 0533

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: [0529] Mr. Moss sings "True Blue Lou" (by Leo Robin, Sam Coslow, and Richard A. Whiting) with piano accompaniment.

[0530] Mr. Moss sings "Sunday" (by Ned Miller, Chester Conn, Jule Styne, and Bennie Kreuger) with piano accompaniment.

[0531] Mr. Moss sings "I'm Gonna Let the Bumblebee Be" (by Addy Britt and Jack Little) with piano accompaniment.

[0532] Mr. Moss sings "Jesus on the Five Yard Line" with piano accompaniment.

[0533] Mr. Moss sings "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" (by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, and Pierre Norman) with piano accompaniment.

Date: 1931 or later

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Male

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 33

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None. 0529, 0530, and 0533 are restricted due to copyright. To hear these files, please contact TELL.

Performers: The Paramount Singers [Brother A. C. Franklin, Ermant M. Franklin, Sr., James Haywood Medlock, Geno Terrell, Kermit Terrell, Brother Ben H. Williams]

TELL ID: 0179, 0181, 0182, 0183, 0184, 0349, 0350, 0545

Creator: [0179-0184] John Henry Faulk

[0349, 0545] Rudolph Willard

[0350] Rudolph Willard and KTVC Radio Austin, Texas

Description: [0179] The Paramount Singers sing "I'm Looking for the Man That Don't Know Jesus."

[0181] The Paramount Singers sing "Moverin'".

[0182] The Paramount Singers sing "Have You Any Time for Jesus," and James Haywood Medlock introduces the group members.

[0183] The Paramount Singers sing "I've Got Jesus on My Mind."

[0184] The Paramount Singers sing "One Day Too Late."

[0349] The Paramount Singers sing "And Take Your Hand."

[0350] The Paramount Singers sing "When I Come to Town." A male KTVC radio announcer describes the group.

[0545] The Paramount Singers sing "It's Cool Down Here."

Date: 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: [All Group Members] Austin, Travis County, Texas

[James Haywood Medlock] Mexia, Limestone County, Texas

Sex: Male

Age: Unknown

Race: Black (all speakers)

Education: High school (all speakers)

Occupations: Singer (all speakers)

Original Recording Location: [0179] Box 5, Disc 5, Side 1, Track 2

[0181, 0182] Box 5, Disc 6

[0183, 0184] Box 5, Disc 7

[0349, 0350] Box 7, Disc 16, Side 2, Tracks 5-6

[0545] Box 9, Disc 37, Side 2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: 0180 is a duplicate of 0179, 0346, 0347, and 0348 are related incomplete files. 0544 is a duplicate of 0545. To hear these files, please contact TELL.

Performers: The Philadelphia Orchestra (conducted by Leopold Stokowski)

TELL ID: 0369, 0370

Creator: Victor Talking Machine Company

Description: [0369] The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Stokowski, performs Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien, Part 3." This is side A of Victor 6950 (Matrix No. CVE-48934).

[0370] The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Stokowski, performs Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien, Part 4." This is side B of Victor 6950 (Matrix No. CVE-48935).

Date: 1929

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: [Leopold Stokowski] Male

[Philadelphia Orchestra] Mixed Group, Unknown Size

Age: [Leopold Stokowski] 46-47

[Philadelphia Orchestra] Unknown

Race: [Leopold Stokowski] White

[Philadelphia Orchestra] Unknown

Education: [Leopold Stokowski] Music conservatory

[Philadelphia Orchestra] Unknown

Occupations: [Leopold Stokowski] Conductor

[Philadelphia Orchestra] Musicians

Original Recording Location: Box 8, Disc 4

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None. This is a commercial recording restricted due to copyright. To hear these files, please contact TELL.

Performers: Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello) and Valentin Pavlovsky (Piano)

TELL ID: 0375, 0376

Creator: Columbia Records, Inc.

Description: [0375] Gregor Piatigorsky (cello) and Valentin Pavlovsky (piano) perform Luigi Boccherini's "Sonata No. 2 in C Major for 'Cello and Piano, 1st Movement - Allegro Ma Non Troppo and 2nd Movement - Largo Assai (Beginning)." This is side A of Columbia 71785-D (Matrix No. XCO-31471).

[0376] Gregor Piatigorsky (cello) and Valentin Pavlovsky (piano) perform Luigi Boccherini's "Sonata No. 2 in C Major for 'Cello and Piano, 2nd Movement - Largo Assai (Conclusion) and 3rd Movement - Rondo." This is side B of Columbia 71785-D (Matrix No. XCO-31472).

Date: 1941

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: [Both performers] Male

Age: [Gregor Piatigorsky] 37-38

[Valentin Pavlovsky] Unknown

Race: [Both performers] White

Education: [Gregor Piatigorsky] Music conservatory

[Valentin Pavlovsky] Unknown

Occupations: [Gregor Piatigorsky] Cellist; Teacher

[Valentin Pavlovsky] Pianist

Original Recording Location: Box 8, Disc 7

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None. This is a commercial recording restricted due to copyright. To hear these files, please contact TELL.

Performer: Lita Raigorodsky

TELL ID: 0235, 0236, 0237, 0238

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: [0235] Lita Raigorodsky performs an original song on the piano.

[0236] Lita Raigorodsky performs the original song "Louisa" on the piano.

[0237] Lita Raigorodsky performs the original song "Waterfall" on the piano.

[0238] Lita Raigorodsky performs the original song "Sonatina in A Minor" on the piano.

Date: Unknown

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas

Sex: Female

Age: Unknown

Race: White

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 6, Disc 9

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Rev. R. R. Reese and Attendees at Lockhart Brush Arbor

TELL ID: 0539, 0540

Creator: John Henry Faulk

Description: [0539] A mixed choir at a brush arbor meeting near Lockhart, Texas sings "Amazing Grace." A male speaker prays and Rev. R. R. Reese interjects.

[0540] A male speaker at a brush arbor meeting near Lockhart, Texas reads from Romans 10. A mixed choir sings "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah." Rev. R. R. Reese asks sinners to identify themselves and delivers a sermon on the Jew, the Gentile, and the church.

Date: 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: [Rev. R. R. Reese] Austin, Travis County, Texas

[Brush Arbor Meeting Attendees] Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas

Sex: [Rev. R. R. Reese] Male

[Unknown Speaker] Male

[Brush Arbor Meeting Attendees] Mixed Group, Unknown Size

Age: Unknown

Race: [All performers] Black

Education: Unknown

Occupations: [Rev. R. R. Reese] Reverend

[Unknown Speaker] Unknown

[Brush Arbor Meeting Attendees] Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 35

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: The San Francisco Symphony (conducted by Alfred Hertz)

TELL ID: 0371, 0372

Creator: Victor Talking Machine Company

Description: [0371] The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Alfred Hertz, performs Richard Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde - Prelude, Part I." This is side A of Victor 6585 (Matrix No. PCVE-169).

[0372] The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Alfred Hertz, performs Richard Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde - Prelude, Part II." This is side B of Victor 6585 (Matrix No. PCVE-170).

Date: 1926

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: [Alfred Hertz] Male

[San Francisco Symphony] Mixed Group, Unknown Size

Age: [Alfred Hertz] 53

[San Francisco Symphony] Unknown

Race: [Alfred Hertz] White

[San Francisco Symphony] Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: [Alfred Hertz] Conductor

[San Francisco Symphony] Musicians

Original Recording Location: Box 8, Disc 5.

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None. This is a commercial recording restricted due to copyright. To hear these files, please contact TELL.

Performer: Sister Cambric

TELL ID: 0186, 0199, 0300, 0301

Creator: John Henry Faulk

Description: [0186] Sister Cambric sings "The Book of the Revelation."

[0199] Sister Cambric sings "Amazing Grace (No More, No More)."

[0300] Sister Cambric sings "If You Don't Want to Get in Trouble."

[0301] Sister Cambric sings "The Angel Done Gone Down."

Date: [0186] September 12, 1940

[0187, 0300, 0301] 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Female

Age: Unknown

Race: Black

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0186] Box 5, Disc 8, Side 2, Track 1

[0187] Box 5, Disc 14, Side 2

[0300-0301] Box 7, Disc 5

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Sister Franklin and Church Choir

TELL ID: 0297

Creator: John Henry Faulk

Description: Sister Franklin sings with a choir and speaks. A male speaks, and Sister Franklin leads the group in singing "Power." The male speaks again, and Sister Franklin shares her testimony.

Date: 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: [Sister Franklin] Female

[Unknown Speaker] Male

[Church Choir] Mixed Group, Unknown Size

Age: Unknown

Race: [All performers] Black

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 7, Disc 3, Side 2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Mary Willard

TELL ID: 0505

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: Piano music

Date: 1939

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: Female

Age: 15

Race: White

Education: Some schooling

Occupations: Student

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 28, Side 1, Track 3

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0069

Creator: Unknown

Description: Swing music

Date: Unknown

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: Unknown

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 2, Disc 13, Side 1, Track 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0170, 0480

Creator: Carmelita Klipple

Description: [0170] A male group sings "Everybody's Got to Walk His Lonesome Valley" with banjo or guitar accompaniment.

[0480] A male group sings "Can the Circle Be Unbroken" with banjo or guitar accompaniment.

Date: 1940

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Male Group, Unknown Size

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0170] Box 4, Disc 10, Side 2

[0480] Box 9, Disc 8, Side 1, Track 2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Unknown

TELL ID: 0212, 0214

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: [0212] A young girl sings the alphabet song. An unknown male interviewer can be heard throughout the recording.

[0214] A young girl sings "The Eyes of Texas."

Date: Unknown

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Texas

Sex: [Singer] Female

[Interviewer] Male

Age: [Singer] Under 18

[Interviewer] Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0212] Box 6, Disc 3, Side 2, Track 4

[0214] Box 6, Disc 3, Side 2, Track 6

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0221, 0222, 0223, 0224, 0227, 0228

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: Two males and two females perform excerpts from Gioachino Rossini's "The Barber of Seville."

Date: Unknown

Language: Italian

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Male (2)

Female (2)

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0221-0222] Box 6, Disc 5

[0223] Box 6, Disc 6, Side 1

[0224] Box 6, Disc 6, Side 2, Track 1

[0227-0228] Box 6, Disc 7

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0246

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: A mixed choir performs with orchestral accompaniment.

Date: 1941

Language: Latin

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Mixed Group, Unknown Size

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 6, Disc 12, Side 2, Track 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Unknown

TELL ID: 0319

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: A female soloist sings "Fare Thee Well" with guitar accompaniment.

Date: 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Female

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 7, Disc 10, Side 2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Unknown

TELL ID: 0328, 0327

Creator: John Henry Faulk

Description: [0328] A male sings the beginning of "David & Golisha."

[0327] A male sings the end of "David & Golisha."

Date: 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Texas

Sex: Male

Age: Unknown

Race: Black

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 7, Disc 13, Side 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Unknown

TELL ID: 0336, 0337, 0338, 0340

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: Piano music

Date: 1940-1942

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: Unknown

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0336-0337] Box 7, Disc 15, Side 1, Track 3-4

[0338] Box 7, Disc 15, Side 2, Track 1

[0340] Box 7, Disc 15, Side 2, Track 4

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0343

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: A female speaks about people at a dance. A male speaker asks her a question. Another female sings in the background.

Date: 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: [Interviewee] Female

[Interviewer] Male

[Singer] Female

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 7, Disc 15, Side 2, Track 7

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0360

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: A mixed choir performs with piano accompaniment.

Date: Unknown

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Mixed Group, Unknown Size

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 7, Disc 17, Side 2, Track 3

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Unknown

TELL ID: 0380, 0381, 0382, 0383, 0384

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: Solo violin music in an Asian traditional style

Date: Unknown

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: Unknown

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0380-0381] Box 8, Disc 9, Side 1, Tracks 2-3

[0382-0384] Box 8, Disc 9, Side 2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None. 0379 is a related file in which a male can be heard speaking. To hear this file, please contact TELL.

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0404

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: A female and male sing opera with orchestral accompaniment.

Date: Unknown

Language: Italian

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Female (1)

Male (1)

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 8, Disc 14, Side 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Unknown

TELL ID: 0408, 0409

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: [0408] Johannes Brahms' "Wiegenlied" is played on the piano.

[0409] Piano music

Date: 1941 or later

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: Unknown

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0408] Box 8, Disc 14, Side 2, Track 5

[0409] Box 8, Disc 14, Side 2, Track 9

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0466

Creator: Carmelita Klipple

Description: Female opera singers perform "Climbing Over Rocky Mountain" from "The Pirates of Penzance" by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan on the radio. A male radio announcer speaks at the end of the recording.

Date: 1940

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: [Singers] Female Group, Unknown Size

[Announcer] Male

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 16, Side 1, Track 2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None. This is a radio broadcast restricted due to copyright. To hear this file, please contact TELL.

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0513

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: Traditional music with drum and female voice

Date: 1939-1942

Language: N/A (Instrumental with vocalizations)

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: [Singer] Female

[Drummer] Unknown

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 9, Disc 28, Side 2, Track 6

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performers: Unknown

TELL ID: 0534, 0535, 0538, 0541, 0542, 0543

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: [0534] A mixed choir sings "Deep River."

[0535] A mixed choir sings "Beautiful Savior."

[0538] A female soloist and a mixed choir perform "O Lord Most Holy" with piano accompaniment.

[0541] A mixed choir sings "Lost Chord" with piano accompaniment.

[0542] A mixed choir sings "Jesus, Son of Mary, Hear."

[0543] A mixed choir sings "Live with God."

Date: Unknown

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: [Choir] Mixed Group, Unknown Size

[Soloist] Female

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: [0534-0535] Box 9, Disc 34, Side 1, Tracks 3-4

[0538] Box 9, Disc 34, Side 2, Track 3

[0541-0543] Box 9, Disc 36

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: 0537 is a duplicate of 0534. 0536 is a related file which consists of females speaking in the background. To hear these files, please contact TELL.

Performer: Unknown

TELL ID: 0562

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: Violin solo with piano accompaniment

Date: Unknown

Language: N/A (Instrumental)

Dialectal Influences: N/A

Sex: Unknown

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 10, Disc 6, Side 1, Track 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Performer: Unknown

TELL ID: 0564

Creator: Rudolph Willard

Description: A female soloist sings "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen."

Date: Unknown

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: United States

Sex: Female

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 10, Disc 6, Side 1, Track 3

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

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